Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei
Parvin Zarei, Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Melbourne, is modelling how the visual cortex perceives motion transparency with Bionic Vision Australia. For her PhD, Parvin is creating a model to understand how the visual cortex, the part of the brain that enables us to see the world around us, interprets motion transparency.
Alumnus receives top honour from Engineers Australia
Prominent Melbourne School of Engineering alumnus, Dr Maxwell Lay, has been presented with Engineers Australia’s most prestigious award, The 2014 Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal for Career Achievement Award in Engineering.
Advances in nanomaterials changing the way the world works
Ken Crozier, professor of Physics and Electronic Engineering works at the intersection between optics and nanomaterials. His most recent paper explores a breakthrough in the understanding of nanomaterials that can be used to sense minute quantities of chemicals in air and water.
Engineering a better recovery
The interface between medicine and engineering is growing ever stronger and clinicians are using new technologies to improve outcomes for patients. University of Melbourne experts have joined forces with the rehabilitation staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) to work with patients recovering from stroke or other nervous system injury.
Rice husk grist to the cement mill: new student developed technology
Students from the University of Melbourne have developed a revolutionary machine to create low-cost, environmentally sustainable building materials, which is expected to have substantial applications in developing countries.
Female undergraduate students inspired by coding at MSE workshop
Female undergraduate students from the University of Melbourne stepped into the world of coding at an Introduction to Programming Workshop this week. Experimenting with a range of programming tools and activities, students were challenged to design their own animations, apps and code.
Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps
Twenty-two students from four Victorian high schools attended Hack IT, a day-long workshop presented by NICTA and Digital Careers. Hosted at the University, the students had the opportunity to design their own travel tour apps for the City of Melbourne.
Top international prize for alumna and Robogals founder Marita Cheng
Engineering and IT graduate and founder of Robogals, Marita Cheng, has been honoured with a prestigious international award in recognition of her ongoing work to promote engineering and technology as a career path for young women.
Leading polymer researcher tells the story of the plastic banknote in new book
Prime Minister’s Prize winning researcher and Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor David Solomon has launched a book outlining the development of Australia’s revolutionary plastic banknotes.
NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting
Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).
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